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Celebrating lives and achievements of famous people of the world in this column by Nykdaily.

Life lessons from MS Dhoni

“Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd. India lift the World Cup after 28 years. The party's started...

Famous King: Rajendra Chola I

Rajendra Chola I was one of the greatest emperors of the world. He expanded the Chola Empire from where his father Rajaraja...

Who Is Heisenberg, and What’s His Uncertainty Principle All About?

To the average person, the name "Heisenberg" probably brings to mind one of two ideas: either Bryan Cranston's character in the hit...

Remembering the Contributions of Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) was a German astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer. He is a key figure in...

Discovery of Evolution: Facts About Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin, one of the most important figures in the history of science, was born on February 12th 1809 (he shares a...

Remembering Khudiram Bose- Indian Freedom Fighter and a Revolutionary

Khudiram Bose (also spelled Khudiram Bosu or Khudiram Basu) (3 December 1889 – 11 August 1908) was a Bengali Indian revolutionary and...

Remembering Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose – Complete Journey of a Legend Par Excellence

Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose was an Indian polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist, and an early writer of science fiction. He...

14 Facts About Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, known as Leonardo da Vinci, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance whose areas of interest...

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Rani Lakshmibai was born on 19 November 1828 in the town of Varanasi into a Marathi Karhade Brahmin family. She was named Manikarnika Tambe and was nicknamed Manu.  The...

Remembering Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai was a prominent nationalist leader who played an important role in India’s struggle for freedom. He was a prominent...

My Obit for TN Seshan: The man who saved Democracy

Before Seshan-After Seshan. Who remembers Mahem massacre today ? Can you imagine a Gun wielding...

Famous People: Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman

Dr. Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman is also known as C.V. Raman. He was born on 7 November, 1888 in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. His...

Exploring a Nomadic Scholar Xuanzang and his Journey from China to India

Xuanzang (Chinese: 玄奘; fl. c. 602 – 664) was a Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller, and translator who travelled to India...

Undefeated Peshwa: Bajirao I

Bajirao I was the Peshwa (Prime Minister) to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati (Emperor) Shahu. A courageous warrior, he is credited with expanding...

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